Writing Software: Q10 by Baara
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Q10 is freeware. That’s right, you can download and use it at no cost.
• Windows (No version for Linux or Mac is planned.)
• Live text statistics.
• Programmable page count formula.
• Customizable look and paragraph format.
• Perfectly portable.
• Easy to use timer alarm.
• Spell checker.
• Target count.
• Partial counts.
• Autocorrections and quick text.
• Standard and clean text format.
• Encoding and line endings agnostic.
• Typing sound effects.
• Small, fast and stable.
From Q10 Website
… clean your kitchen, walk your dog and make excellent coffee. Well, not really. But it’s really good as a full-screen text editor.
… a simple but powerful text editor designed and built with writers in mind.
Full Feature List plus Author Comments
Focus on your work. Even if Mark Pilgrim doesn’t like full-screen editors, some of us do.
Live text statistics.
Word, page and character counts are updated live as you type.
Programmable page count formula.
Specify what formula to use for page count calculation. You’re not constrained to the 250 words per page rule anymore.
Customizable look and paragraph format.
Change the colors, line spacing, first line indent, paragraph spacing, font…
A single self-contained executable file. That’s all. Easy to use with a pendrive, so you can carry your writing environment with you everywhere. Q10 will remember the last file you worked on, even if the drive letter assigned to your pendrive changes from computer to computer.
Easy to use timer alarm.
Perfect for timed writing sessions and word wars. When the time is over, it will tell you how many words you wrote in that period.
You don’t make mistakes. I know it. You know it. But many people do, and Q10 lets them check their spelling.
Any paragraph starting with “..” is considered a note. You can get a list of all notes in the current document and jump instantly to any of them.
Displays completed percentage. You can choose units: words, pages, lines, paragraphs or characters. If NaNoWriMo is your thing, this is for you.
Keep track of the extension of current chapter or see how much content you’ve produced in the current writing session. You’re free to use partial counts as you like: up to four counters with customizable labels and units: words, pages, lines, paragraphs or characters.
Autocorrections and quick text.
Unlimited autocorrection entries to fix on the fly those persistent typing errors. Unlimited quick texts list for frequently used words or phrases, like character names, places, etc.
Standard and clean text format.
You will be able to open your work with any text editor or word processor. Now and in the future.
Encoding and line endings agnostic.
Reads and writes ANSI and UTF-8 texts, and line endings formats are not a problem for Q10.
Typing sound effects.
Get that typewriter feeling again. For the trivia lovers among you, the typing sounds were taken from the movie “Amélie”.
Small, fast and stable.
Less than 360Kb in size, you don’t need huge frameworks or runtimes to use this beauty.
You can ask Q10 to save your work after some number of new paragraphs, or after some time has elapsed. If you’re really paranoid, set Q10 to save every paragraph.
Q10 is, and will be, freeware. Period.
Other People’s Thoughts about Q10
Another super small, lightweight writing program usable on a usb drive and making typewriter sounds! *smile*